The days are getting shorter and the nights longer and the weather is gradually getting colder. Last week I waited for a day when it would get warmer so I could enjoy the Fall colors but it hardly got warm enough over the weekend. It went up to the 50s but I think here in Illinois the colors will peak this week.
But am not letting anything to chance. On the way to St. Odilo I noticed the leaves are yellower than last week and many of the red maples are showing their true colors. From blush to deep red. So wonderful and awesome to watch.
It was a sunny day so I waited for the sun to mellow somehow before I ventured out. I drove to Oak Park, which is the next town. People go to Oak Park to dine or tour the Frank Lloyd Wright homes and visit Ernest Hemingway’s old home. I didn’t do any such thing this time. Instead I turned into a leaf peeper.
Enjoy! (Click on a photo for the slideshow.)